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Way, Peter

(1936-1991) UK author whose first novel, The Kretzmer Syndrome (1968), is a Near-Future tale set in a bleak conformist UK susceptible to the theories of the eponymous scientist, who articulates Psychohistory laws that risk translating the country into a rigid Dystopia enabled by the Kretzmer Syndrome, which saps free will. Sunrise (1979) is set in ...

Galaxy High

US/Japanese animated tv series (1986). TMS Entertainment Ltd. Created by Chris Columbus. Executive Producer Yutaka Fujioka. Directors include David Hilberman, Toshiyuki Hiruma and Sam Nicholson. Writers include Larry DiTillio, Ken Koonce and David Weimers. Voice cast includes Susan Blu, Pat Carroll, Nancy Cartwright, Jennifer Darling, David L. Lander, Danny Mann, Howard Morris, Hal Rayle and John Stephenson. Thirteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Doyle Cleverlobe (Rayle) and Aimee ...

McCoy, Andrew

Working name of South African-born author André Jute McCoy (1945-    ), in Australia from the 1960s, who has concentrated as McCoy on violent tales of conflict in the continent of his birth, most of them verging into the Near Future. These include Atrocity Week (1978), The Insurrectionist (1979), which describes a future rising of Blacks against the South African government, African Revenge ...

Laumer, Keith

(1925-1993) US author, brother of March Laumer, who used his experiences in the US armed forces and Diplomatic Corps to considerable advantage in his sf work. He served in the army 1943-1945, studied architecture and graduated with a BScArch from the University of Illinois in 1952, served in the USAF 1953-1956, and then joined the US Foreign Service. He rejoined the USAF as a captain in 1960. He began publishing sf in April 1959 with "Greylorn" for ...

McManus, L

Working name of Irish author Charlotte Elizabeth McManus (circa 1853-1944), an historian and nationalist whose learning and convictions were normally expressed through the historical romance. In her one sf novel, The Professor in Erin (publication date unknown Sinn Féin; 1918), a German professor exploring Irish ruins knocks his head and finds himself in an Alternate World, where an Irish Utopia ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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